Chinese product tanker collides with fishing vessel off Quanzhou

Chinese product tanker collides with fishing vessel off Quanzhou

Product tanker Hu You 8 collided with fishing vessel Min Shi Yu about 20 nautical miles off Quanzhou, Taiwan Strait yesterday afternoon.

The tanker was carrying 2,976 tons of oil from Huizhou to Nantong.

The tanker suffered hull damage and water ingress and began to list, however the crew managed to stabilize the vessel through dispersing oil storage and ballasting. The vessel then sailed to Meizhou Bay with the escort of coast guard ships.

All 14 crew member onboard the tanker are safe, with one person onboard the fishing vessel suffering injuries.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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